Wallis Watkins

Sunday morning, August 14th, you awaken to find water rising in your home. You reach for your cell phone to call for help and – no service.

“You can’t get help. You’re looking for family members. You have to find a place to stay. You need transportation, and on, and on, and on,” Public Service Commissioner Lambert Boissiere recounted during Wednesday’s PSC meeting.

Sue Lincoln

As South Louisiana settles into recovery mode following historic flooding, the State Bond Commission met Tuesday to talk about Louisiana’s fiscal situation. 

LA Dept. of Revenue

Facing a Thursday due date for their report, the Tax Structure Task Force is working daily this week, sorting through options and preparing to vote on their recommendations.

“If we’re going to spend, we have to decide exactly how we’re going to raise the money,” LSU economist, Dr. Jim Richardson, summed up the charge given to the panel by the governor and the legislature.

He then gave the other dozen task force members a review of what they’d learned meeting nearly weekly for the past four months.


Governor John Bel Edwards meets with the entire Louisiana congressional delegation today, discussing the need for a supplemental federal appropriations bill for flood recovery.

Sue Lincoln

“This is not the Katrina SBA.”

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet was in south Louisiana Thursday, helping turn attention to assistance for businesses impacted by the flood.